West Side Story

Tony (Sammy Radelfinger) and Maria (Niah Davis) | photo credit Andrew Barrett

Year-End Production
April 19 – 27
McPherson Playhouse

About the Show

“an incandescent piece of work”
-The New York Times
Two gangs wage war in the streets of New York City. When Tony of the Jets falls in love with Maria, sister of the leader of the rival Sharks, simmering tensions escalate toward a shocking finale. The explosive dance numbers and unforgettable score changed the face of the American musical.
based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
book by Arthur Laurents
music by Leonard Bernstein
lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
West Side Story is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in length.
There will be one 20 minute intermission.

Content Advisory: Contains gang violence, loud gun shots, and racial slurs.

West Side Story is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Performance Dates

Friday, April 19 7:30pm
Saturday, April 20 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 24 7:30pm
Thursday, April 25 7:30pm
Friday, April 26 7:30pm
Saturday, April 27 2:00pm
Saturday, April 27 7:30pm

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Cast

JETS

Riff Danny Saretsky
Tony Sammy Radelfinger
Action Ryan Nicolai
A-Rab Chevy Forsyth
Baby John Benjamin Conroy
Snowboy Zhuonan Sun
Big Deal Nathaniel Exley
Diesel Dolan Rud
Gee-tar Cameron Lorenzo
Mouthpiece Jordan Holloway

Graziella Angela Kostiniuk
Velma Alexa Ste. Marie
Minnie Chelsea MacEwan
Clarice Emily Pugsley
Pauline Emily Dehod
Anybodys Rose McTavish

SHARKS

Bernardo Pedro M. Siqueira
Maria Niah Davis
Anita Isabella Giampaolo
Chino Ricardo Caballero
Pepe Koorosh Shamshiri
Indio Daniel Knapp
Luis Fernando Jimenez
Anxious Rylee Godo

Rosalia Annick Robledo Morales
Consuelo Geri Schaer
Teresita Regina Rios
Francisca Emma McEvoy
Estella Elan Miller-Jeannotte
Margarita Jaime Butler

ADULTS

Doc Olive Elzinga
Schrank Nick Harrison
Krupke Matthew Wheadon
Glad Hand Natalie Glum

Somewhere Singer Emma Vickers

ENSEMBLE

Savena Alter
Stephie Bright
Makyla Charlie
Courtney Crawford
Ella Daly
Blanche Dominique
Ali Grams
Justine Elizabeth Joudrie
Josie Kay
Kianna King
Brooke Klugkist
Kelsey Launier
Emily Lutz
Marissa McClymont
PJ McCormack
Brenley Palmer
Jacelyn Perret
Mitya Salinas Loza
Olivia Simpson
Stephanie Szymanski
Tessa Thompson

Creative Team

director Matthew Howe
choreographer Sara-Jeanne Hosie*
music director Heather Burns
artistic consultant Mercedes Bátiz-Benét
stage combat consultant Caleb Marshall
production stage manager Jackie Adamthwaite
deputy stage manager Victoria Stolting
assistant stage manager Jaeyoung Park
production manager and set designer R.J. Peters
costume designer Shannon Carmichael
lighting consultant Adam Wilkinson
assistant music director Rylee Godo
scenic artist Carole Klemm
assistant scenic artist Andrea Lemus
assistant set construction Emil Mogensen
props Kyra Reine
dance captains – jets Chelsea MacEwan and Alexa Ste. Marie
dance captain – sharks Emma McEvoy
voice & dialect coach Dr. Iris MacGregor Bannerman

*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

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